As our country moves hand-in-hand with the rest of the world toward a technologically advanced future, the current generation finds itself situated at an interesting cusp grappling with tradition and modernity. No matter the strength of the drive propelling us toward a more modern future, history and tradition have a way of entering our lives in unique and unprecedented ways. This is reflected in the newly released game 'Quaternity', which encapsulates and celebrates the Indian experience both old and new.
‘Quaternity’ is a board game inspired by the ancient Indian game, ‘Chaturaji’ meaning ‘four kings'. Chaturaji was first chronicled by the Iranian scholar, Al-Biruni in his book, studying India around 1030 CE. During the game’s initial years, it was a game of chance, with the players’ moves decided by the roll of two dice. However, over the turn of the century, the game evolved and became reliant on skills than pure luck. It was still being played in India at the close of the 19th century.
‘Quaternity’ is the latest evolution of this foregone game, with a modern twist. A game for four players, it resembles modern-day chess, and has a simple objective - checkmate your opponents. (Ideally, all three of them). 'Quaternity' constantly toes the line between order and chaos, existing at the delicate balance between strategy and chance. Its unique opening position allows for limitless possibilities and no two games are ever the same.
‘Quaternity’ can be played both in-person on a board play or on an online platform. Through the online mode, beginners can learn the intricacies and strategies of the game by playing with bots. If you know how to play chess, you already know the basics of 'Quaternity'. There’s also a welcoming community of players on Discord with whom newcomers can explore the depths of the game.
If you are looking for a perfect concoction of tactical competition and subtle cooperation, with unexpected twists and turns, ‘Quaternity’ is the ideal game for you. So what are you waiting for? Experience the thrill of this contemporary strategy game today!